To start winding down the week henceforth known as Roger Porter Shitshow Week, we thought it fitting to revisit our sporadic "Week in Reviews" review (none of which this week, by the way, were written by Roger Porter).
Our new besties over at the Oregonian send Michael C. Zusman to the German-happy Spints Alehouse, which gets a B+ rating for its "adroit melding of local and distant culinary cultures" and the gimmicky but good dirty pretzels, one of which "could be consumed only by the drunk or deranged." Zusman concedes: "Maybe that's the point." At the Mercury, Portland's Last Living Food Critic Patrick Alan Coleman (who twatted earlier this week that "With Porter gone from the O, I'm feeling pressure to be a more professional and serious critic at the Merc to fill the gap... HA!" visits Sellwood standby Jade Teahouse, commending its seamless French and Vietnamese fusion and making Eater extremely hungry in the reading process. Which brings us to the most important question of the decade: Should we bring back ColemanWatch? Thoughts in the comments, please.
· Spints Alehouse [Official site]
· Jade Teahouse & Patisserie [Official site]
Image of Jade Teahouse courtesy cleverdame107 via Flickr